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    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... of the stupidest? Everyone knows that in Hong Kong we don't breathe air any more but a chemical soup which is bad for us. But understanding how it harms us requires the multidisciplinary skills ... through volcanic eruption or leaching of rocks. Life emerged in a chemical soup largely lacking heavy metals, so most species failed to develop high levels of tolerance. However, in the last 200 ...

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    Monster plants and our father's fears in new DNA research on epigenetics

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:22am by Martin Williams

    ... structure was switched off by chemicals known as methyl groups. Remarkably, too, this trait was passed through seeds to later generations. A similar hereditary influence through an epigenetic ... as infants. Tantalisingly, Tremblay and colleagues have also found links between aggression in men and the way their DNA encoded for chemicals called cytokines. As yet, the results are based ...

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    Scientists including in China study thorium-fuelled nuclear power

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by Martin Williams

    ... There's as yet no agreement regarding the best technology for managing the process, without radioactive and chemically reactive substances plus heat causing damaging to containment vessels. Costs ... in a light-water reactor. But the main excitement around thorium centres on the possibility of using salt mixtures with thorium fluoride plus other chemicals, which can become molten during operation. ...

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    Robotic vehicles set to unlock secrets of space

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:24am by Martin Williams

    ... kilometres above these stripes. Further research has shown that this is mainly water vapour and ice crystals, together with other chemicals including ammonia and carbon dioxide. The plume ...

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    Turing's pardon is no tribute to a national hero

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:25am by Ally Fogg

    ... and ordered to undergo an experimental hormone therapy, often dubbed "chemical castration". We know now the treatment will not have affected his orientation or desires, but it did cause ...

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    Scientists increasingly think life on earth originated from another planet

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... and left the mixture to react for a week. Analysing the resulting liquid within his flask, Miller found five amino acids- carbon-based chemicals that also include elements such as oxygen ... compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes." Yet while there was great appeal in the idea that the warm little pond- often known as "primordial soup"- ...

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    Frederick Sanger, two-time winner of Nobel Prize for chemistry, died last week

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 03:40am by Martin Williams

    ... including chromatography, which allowed the separation of chemicals resulting from fragmentation of insulin molecules. This was painstaking, unglamorous, even dangerous work. Sanger later recalled ...

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    Finding King Richard III's body a triumph of science and scholarship

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Angelo Paratico

    ... applied to modern warfare the precepts of the Roman strategist Vegetius as well as those of a friend of her father, John of Legnano. De Pizan (1363-1430) was herself an extraordinary character: ...

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    It would be even more surprising if the PLA did not resort to cyberspying

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson As the inventor of information warfare, the US should not be at all surprised that other nations- including China- are following suit The PLA has cyberspies, and why ... in the Cloud", a 2010 report on Chinese hacking of foreign governments and Tibetan exiles compiled by the quasi-academic Information Warfare Monitor group in Canada, correlates with the Mandiant report. ...

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    New dissolved gas analysis technology can keep Hong Kong powering ahead

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by SUNNY CHAN

    ... in the insulating oil. By examining the amount of dissolved gases and their chemical characteristics through DGA, it is possible to detect incipient faults and alert the operator to instances where ...




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